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A Time of Service: A Band Booster President Reflects on Being a Leader Parent

“As a music program booster, you are giving time and energy to something that not only benefits your child, but to those involved now and in years to come.”
An Interview with Outgoing Lafayette High School Band Booster President and AMP Member Beth Potter of Lexington, Kentucky

Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

By Scott McCormick Now that I have your attention, I’m sure most of you who are involved with high school band programs were ready to stone me or check my noodle with this blog’s headline: “Now that band season’s over, what’s left to do?” Believe me, as one who has spent a professional lifetime working … Continue reading Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

9 Ways You Can Use Science to Get More Volunteers

So often it feels like the same small core of people always does the heavy lifting for the organization. By putting some forethought into recruiting volunteers, and perhaps building some of these ideas into your yearly calendar, your organization will reap the benefits for months and years to come.

If You’re Not Doing This With Your Music Student Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

Sometimes, jumping on the trampoline isn’t about jumping. AMPassador Rich Frazier explores how a backyard fun and being an active member of his music booster group have improved his relationship with his music student, and how you can use his realization to make both your family and your booster organization stronger.

The Keeper of the Tradition for 27 Years: Dick Zentner of Norwin High School

As the marching band season draws to a close, it’s often heralded by band parents with a measure of relief, or perhaps in tears, but always with pride. One season is tough enough. Four years, and you’re considered an old pro. Imagine staying on for 27 years. That’s what Dick Zentner of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading The Keeper of the Tradition for 27 Years: Dick Zentner of Norwin High School